Grant Awarded: 44,206.3 €
For this project, Zavet have selected literary works of excellence that they feel will add real value and contribute to the cultural riches available to European citizens. These works have each been carefully chosen through a rigorous and highly selective editorial process for their outstanding literary merit and their universal qualities, which allow them to transcend local and national interests. Zavet will work with the most reputable and experienced literary translators to ensure that their excellence is upheld in the Serbian-language editions. They believe passionately that these literary works will lead to meaningful inter-cultural dialogue and reach readers and they will ensure that these translated books reach as many readers as possible through expert design, production, and publicity, marketing, and sales distribution.
The proposed project “8 Books to Remind You that All Borders Are Fictional“ includes translation into Serbian language, publication, promotion and distribution of the package of eight books. Three books are contemporary European novels originally written in French and English languages. Three books are short story collection originally written in Romanian, Czech and Slovenian. Two books are graphic novels originally written in Slovenian and Dutch. The authors come from seven countries: Romania (Florin Lazarescu), France (Yannick Haenel), UK (Sunjeev Sahota), Ireland (Jan Carson), Czech (Ivana Myšková), Netherlands (Peter Pontiac) and Slovenia (Tomaž Petrič and Veronika Simoniti). The authors have received critical acclaim in their home countries and abroad. They are not translated into Serbian yet and thus this is a great opportunity to introduce new works of high quality European literature to the Serbian audience.